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A Correctional Sense of Humor

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I recently retired after 40 years in the prison’s system and as such, also saw a lot of what others could only describe as being simply awful (ritual murders,cannibalism, hostage incidents and some very serious assaults). I saw similar incidents of body carnage at motor vehicle accidents. It was many a time that I saw prison staff, policemen and paramedics laughing and joking at these scenes: People who were actually from very religious backgrounds and who were known to lead sober, law-abiding lifestyles... full thread


Maintaining High Moral Standards and Earning Respect in Corrections

Gary York
Those of us who work in the world of corrections must be especially sensitive to ethical issues we may encounter. The consequences of bad decision making can become a life-changing experience in many ways. Unethical behavior can lead to loss of job, loss of your hard-earned correctional certification and even misdemeanor or felony charges. Is it worth your entire future taking risks by using your official position for personal gain? Every day in corrections we face a multitude of situations in which we must make critical decisions. The choices we make will not only affect ourselves, but will also affect the lives of our fellow staff members, the agency and our families... full story

Also this week:


  • December – Ethics & Heroes – Coverage of Ethics issues and stories of heroes in corrections editor@corrections.com]

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